Adam Beckman scored twice and assisted on three goals for a career-high five points as the Spokane Chiefs doubled up the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-3 on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre, clinching a place in the Western Hockey League playoffs for the third consecutive season.
A night after having their six-game winning streak snapped at U.S. Division-leading Portland, the Chiefs defeated the last-place Tri-City Americans 6-4 Saturday at the Toyota Center.
Seth Jarvis had two goals and an assist as the U.S. Division-leading Winterhawks defeated the visiting Spokane Chiefs 4-1 Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland.
The Spokane Chiefs put a whopping 59 shots on goal Wednesday night against the Moose Jaw Warriors. And they needed all 59 to come away with a 2-1 overtime victory.
In early December, Ty Smith left the Spokane Chiefs for a month so he could represent Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.
The course of a hockey game can change on a big goal or a big hit. But can it change on an assist? If you’re the Spokane Chiefs, absolutely. Sixteen-year-old Graham Sward sent a beautiful pass from his own goal line past the red line to Leif Mattson, and the veteran scored on a breakaway to tie the game in the second period. It was the boost the Chiefs needed as they went on to beat the Everett Silvertips 5-3 in a key U.S. Division matchup. It was Spokane’s fifth win in a row.
James Porter Jr. made 25 saves to snag his second straight shutout. The Chiefs peppered Tri-City’s Talyn Boyko with 44 shots and got goals from five different skaters.
For the second time this season, the Spokane Chiefs forward scored the winning goal in the final minute of overtime at Portland.
It was a good night for former members of the Kelowna Rockets Saturday at the Arena. Current members of the Rockets? Not so much.
Jack Finley, a Kelowna native, scored two power-play goals and Adam Beckman had a goal and three assists as the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Kelowna Rockets 7-3 in the opener of a home-and-home Western Hockey League series.
Josh Pillar had a goal and an assist Wednesday as Kamloops held off Spokane 4-2 at the Sandman Centre.
Everett scored a pair of goals less than 2 minutes apart in the second period, breaking a tie, and the Silvertips picked up their seventh win in eight meetings against Spokane, a 4-1 victory at Angel of the Winds Arena on Sunday night.